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Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Posts: 3129
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Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:42 pm quote
I have this one , which is crazy bright and has held up well for a couple years.
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2214
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:37 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Can you share the link for this? I'm game for a $30 led headlight!
Here you go. It got pricier though (it was on discount till yesterday)...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006979843.html
Hooked
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 474
Location: Toronto
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:11 am quote
SaFiS wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Can you share the link for this? I'm game for a $30 led headlight!
Here you go. It got pricier though (it was on discount till yesterday)...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006979843.html
These all look great. Anything special needs to be done to mount on a P series w battery?
Addicted
P125X, P200E
Joined: 02 Apr 2011
Posts: 787
Location: Fresno, CA
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:27 pm quote
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These all look great. Anything special needs to be done to mount on a P series w battery?
I'd like to see the answer to this too. My 1980 P200 (Spermy) is bone stock but I'd be interested in upgrading to an LED headlight. I'd like something close to Plug & Play but I'm guessing the headlight would have to be converted to DC. How would I do that? What else?
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 139
Location: Kansas City
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:44 pm quote
Painted a picture.

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VNB VSC VBC VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 4784
Location: Hustletown, TX
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:02 pm quote
Rad.
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2949

Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:53 pm quote
Fatbear5 wrote:
Quote:
These all look great. Anything special needs to be done to mount on a P series w battery?
I'd like to see the answer to this too. My 1980 P200 (Spermy) is bone stock but I'd be interested in upgrading to an LED headlight. I'd like something close to Plug & Play but I'm guessing the headlight would have to be converted to DC. How would I do that? What else?
It would be difficult on an early P series. From what Iíve found, it canít really be done on a double yellow wire stator. Or maybe it can, but you would also have to swap over to a single yellow wire wire harness? https://scooterlab.uk/convert-your-ac-ignition-to-full-dc-for-pennies-workshop/

Option B is to just wire in an AC to DC converter right before the headlight. PK125 XL disc brake and LED headlight conversion
Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 & 96 Elite 80s, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 3924
Location: Oceanside, CA
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:24 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
Fatbear5 wrote:
Quote:
These all look great. Anything special needs to be done to mount on a P series w battery?
I'd like to see the answer to this too. My 1980 P200 (Spermy) is bone stock but I'd be interested in upgrading to an LED headlight. I'd like something close to Plug & Play but I'm guessing the headlight would have to be converted to DC. How would I do that? What else?
It would be difficult on an early P series. From what Iíve found, it canít really be done on a double yellow wire stator. Or maybe it can, but you would also have to swap over to a single yellow wire wire harness? https://scooterlab.uk/convert-your-ac-ignition-to-full-dc-for-pennies-workshop/

Option B is to just wire in an AC to DC converter right before the headlight. PK125 XL disc brake and LED headlight conversion
You could also tap into the DC wires at the keyswitch. Tie in a jumper to the left side light switch and youíre good to go. Clean DC right off the battery.
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2949

Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:12 pm quote
MJRally wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
Fatbear5 wrote:
Quote:
These all look great. Anything special needs to be done to mount on a P series w battery?
I'd like to see the answer to this too. My 1980 P200 (Spermy) is bone stock but I'd be interested in upgrading to an LED headlight. I'd like something close to Plug & Play but I'm guessing the headlight would have to be converted to DC. How would I do that? What else?
It would be difficult on an early P series. From what Iíve found, it canít really be done on a double yellow wire stator. Or maybe it can, but you would also have to swap over to a single yellow wire wire harness? https://scooterlab.uk/convert-your-ac-ignition-to-full-dc-for-pennies-workshop/

Option B is to just wire in an AC to DC converter right before the headlight. PK125 XL disc brake and LED headlight conversion
You could also tap into the DC wires at the keyswitch. Tie in a jumper to the left side light switch and youíre good to go. Clean DC right off the battery.
...make it simple whydontcha
Hooked
1972 Vespa GTR, 1963 Lambretta LI 125
Joined: 05 Nov 2018
Posts: 164
Location: Halifax, England
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:38 pm quote
Chatis wrote:
Painted a picture.
I'm liking that. Well done.
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 3129
Location: Nashville
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:52 pm quote
My neighbor across the alley hooked me up with a motorcycle lift for $20 today. And my missing second roll of flooring finally showed up, so I'll get that down and be able to finish unpacking the new workshop.

And I'm going to take Jim's P200 motor off his hands so I can build a Kill-Myself-Fast motor.

All-in-all, not a bad day for this scooterist.

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Hey buddy! Need a lift?

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p125x, v90
Joined: 16 Jul 2014
Posts: 31
Location: seattle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:51 pm quote
stumbled across this on instagram today. Almost didnt notice the engine(s)

https://www.instagram.com/donganz_redscooter/
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Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 3129
Location: Nashville
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:12 pm quote
mor_ wrote:
stumbled across this on instagram today. Almost didnt notice the engine(s)

https://www.instagram.com/donganz_redscooter/
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It looks like a whole subculture. It's like the aesthetic opposite of the crazy 20-wheeled, crew-operated multi-engine Vespas we usually see.

I like it
Hooked
P125x (4KW Hub Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 386
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:47 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
My neighbor across the alley hooked me up with a motorcycle lift for $20 today. And my missing second roll of flooring finally showed up, so I'll get that down and be able to finish unpacking the new workshop.

And I'm going to take Jim's P200 motor off his hands so I can build a Kill-Myself-Fast motor.

All-in-all, not a bad day for this scooterist.
Those should be perfect for the scooters.

Looking good.
Hooked
P125x (4KW Hub Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 386
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:50 am quote
mor_ wrote:
stumbled across this on instagram today. Almost didnt notice the engine(s)

https://www.instagram.com/donganz_redscooter/
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Interesting how he connected the chain to the hub. I kinda like it, and the others he posted.
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1557
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:14 am quote
mor_ wrote:
stumbled across this on instagram today. Almost didnt notice the engine(s)

https://www.instagram.com/donganz_redscooter/
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I'm trying to figure out the two motors, you can see the second head without a shroud.
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P125X, P200E
Joined: 02 Apr 2011
Posts: 787
Location: Fresno, CA
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:28 am quote
CONVERTING TO LED HEADLIGHT
Quote:
Option B is to just wire in an AC to DC converter right before the headlight. PK125 XL disc brake and LED headlight conversion
Option B looks good
Quote:
You could also tap into the DC wires at the keyswitch. Tie in a jumper to the left side light switch and youíre good to go. Clean DC right off the battery.
Although MJRally's suggestion looks like another good way to go.

Thanks for helping me out with this.
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2949

Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:03 am quote
Fatbear5 wrote:
CONVERTING TO LED HEADLIGHT
Quote:
Option B is to just wire in an AC to DC converter right before the headlight. PK125 XL disc brake and LED headlight conversion
Option B looks good
Quote:
You could also tap into the DC wires at the keyswitch. Tie in a jumper to the left side light switch and youíre good to go. Clean DC right off the battery.
Although MJRally's suggestion looks like another good way to go.

Thanks for helping me out with this.
And Iíll throw one more thing out...

Iím not sure at how many watts the DC side of the stator will charge the battery back up and at what rate. A standard P has a 35 watt headlight that has 12VAC going to it. Iím not sure how many watts are coming off the DC side of the stator. Obvious there is plenty of DC to power the brake/tail light and turn signals, but I donít know how much is left over to power a 12VDC accessory. I was using 40 watt grip heaters on my P2 (wired directly to the battery), and the 9ah battery that I had couldnít quite keep up. I would think that it would be able to handle a 20ish watt LED headlight with no problem.
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P125X, P200E
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Posts: 787
Location: Fresno, CA
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:14 am quote
Thanks Whodat. Good to know
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2214
Location: Veria, Greece
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:24 am quote
Again on discount...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006979843.html
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2901
Location: Staten Island, NY
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:32 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Ordered two!
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 139
Location: Kansas City
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:21 pm quote
Today I....

Painted another picture.

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VNB VSC VBC VSX
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Posts: 4784
Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:22 pm quote
again... good stuff
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VNB VSC VBC VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 4784
Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:27 pm quote
A Missouri Survivor in TX (VBC resto ...coming 2022)
I may or may not have grabbed a clean, straight 74 Super for a late 2021 project... ahem ...

(will be on deck well after the SS180 gets done.)

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Ossessionato
79 P200E, 62 Allstate, 2008 Stella
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2072
Location: Florence, OR
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:22 pm quote
Re: A Missouri Survivor in TX (VBC resto ...coming 2022)
Birdsnest wrote:
I may or may not have grabbed a clean, straight 74 Super for a late 2021 project... ahem ...
DUDE!!!! So envious.....
Hooked
Joined: 08 Sep 2011
Posts: 368

Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:32 pm quote
Installed an original Piaggio front shock on my smallie. I put it together with parts from 3 different shocks. Having that "bug" stamp as Voodoo calls it is what's really important here.

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2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7687
Location: San Francisco
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:55 pm quote
...started making patterns for a new casting. Exhaust manifold that maintains proper flow for the Imola cylinder.

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VNB VSC VBC VSX
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:06 pm quote
Butts!

And Jackson the Great Dane...

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Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 3129
Location: Nashville
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:20 pm quote
He's a good boy!
Ossessionato
79 P200E, 62 Allstate, 2008 Stella
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2072
Location: Florence, OR
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:05 pm quote
Very nice! Very, very nice!
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 742
Location: 32į 37' 40" N, 117į 2' 53" W
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:42 pm quote
finally rode with other humans! The P had an engine refresh and shocks in late 2019 and has been in covid lockdown except for quick round-the-blocks. recently sorted a carb gas leak, and rode with scooterfriends for the first time in a long while! Scoot was happily cruising at 55-60 down the strand to Coronado on a fine San Diego day. The shock change from 40-yr old stock ones did wonders for the ride, fer sure.

Cheers peeps and F-Covid.

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VNB VSC VBC VSX
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:26 am quote
Good on ya.

That's a cool wind screen... hadn't seen that one before.
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 x2 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8121
Location: seattle/athens
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:46 pm quote
Double story here. I finally got rid of my red '62 VNB that nobody seemed interested in and it turned out to be easy. A kid up the street that is into little bitty stand on 2T scooters and pocket bikes, and has a nice Kawasaki 300 Scrambler bike I saw when we met up while I was riding my Vespa.

He was immediately in love with the look and the sound. He followed me home, then saw my herd and I allowed as to how I might not really NEED that old VNB too badly, coz just a 3 speed w/ a tired 150 top end that had 20/20 carb and kickstart lever 'borrowed' over time for more important bikes.

So we dug up a dirty old 20/20 cleaned it up and stole a kickstart lever from another motor. Reward: squirt of gas down the venturi & dang thing started 2nd kick. Now hook up gas tank and some gas in it. So now it just keeps running, nice idle and all. Aired up the tires and tried a ride! Nice, and lots of beans too after just sitting ~5 years! Discovered front wheel nuts loose though, OOPS .

Second story is muff and sidestand conversion and welding lessons, see the pics.

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We found that the bike had one of those anti pollution LML type muffs, that's it you see on the right. Also a second ratty RH 200 pipe like the one we converted.

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I had a nice PM tuning pipe that bolted right on for much better power and musical customer desired racket

But 1) sorry,can't be include free 2) can't change tire with it on, and worst 3) gonna grind on the road when he corners fast

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so what about that ratty looking RH pipe in pic #1? It's for a 200, but maybe, if we changed the inlet somehow...

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tack welded while on the bike.
Yeah, this could work and the kid learns how to weld too! WCGW?

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he picked it up pretty good too!

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center stand no good with these muffs, so we did a RH conversion sidestand as well

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so now he loves welding as well as old shifty Vespas....

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8066
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:35 pm quote
Wish you were my neighbour Terry. Legend.
Addicted
86 T5, 71 Sprint, 63 GL
Joined: 30 Oct 2014
Posts: 659
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:49 pm quote
Nice work Voodoo!
Ossessionato
79 P200E, 62 Allstate, 2008 Stella
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2072
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:14 pm quote
I wanna come up and park the RV in front of your house for a week or two! Good one on setting your neighbor up! Great story....
Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, 50s in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 331
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:54 am quote
Paying it forward again Terry. Youíre a living lesson to us all.
Hooked
79p200e 66smallstate 85pk50xl 84p125ets 63GL
Joined: 24 Nov 2016
Posts: 275
Location: Flatness, TX
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:15 am quote
On all levels;

Brilliant! Absolutely BRILLIANT!!
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VNB VSC VBC VSX
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Posts: 4784
Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:17 am quote
Right on!
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x 2), 74 Primavera (x 2), 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5757
Location: So Cal
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:12 am quote
Ginch wrote:
Wish you were my neighbour Terry. Legend.
This x100
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